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Crystal Palace

Rua Alfredo Pacha, s/n0, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #14 of 35 attractions in Petropolis
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Maybe I was there on an off time, but I didn't understand why it's a tourist attraction. There's not much to see, and the whole visit took under 15 minutes. There was nothing inside the palace; essentially, it looks like an empty greenhouse.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The place is nice although when I read the name of the place, I imagined lots of different possibilities for the place, but when I arrived there, I say a beautiful garden with an empty place made by glasses. I think it's better whenever they have concerts and events there, I was unlucky though

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Palace?! Park with stage is more like it... Ok, it has it's historical background but perhaps something could be organised by the municipality to make it more attractive a location.

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Markham, Canada
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157 reviews 157 reviews
39 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I'm not sure why we bothered with this. The building itself is nice to look at for about 10 seconds. There are lots of orchids inside. We've seen much more and much better in lots of different locations, so I'm not sure why this is considered to be a must-see.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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251 reviews 251 reviews
73 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

A nice spot, amazing building in the old summer imperial city, but could have betterr attractions inside. If you go for a day to spend in Petropolis, not to miss. But dont go to Petropolis just for this.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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248 reviews 248 reviews
174 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The palace is like many others around the world, but inside it is empty, sometimes have some expositions. Around the palace have a beatiful garden that the persons enjoy the day relaxing. When i went was free the entry.

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Niteroi, RJ
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Gorgeous square! The palace is amazing! You can have a beautiful stroll during the brakes on the carriage ride!

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Reading
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Found this from the local map from the hotel reception. Glad I did not make a special visit here but it was on the walking route around town. Small open greenhouse type building fine in its own right but nothing speical. As it was a festival day when I was in town there was a concert going on when I... More

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London
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581 attraction reviews
511 helpful votes 511 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is worth a photo only ....... or maybe two to send home, if like us you hail from London and know the history and stories of the original Crystal Palace. Not worth an entrance fee. Small park, and actually small glass house - not a "palace". Not much to see

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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151 reviews 151 reviews
105 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

A big and beautiful glass palace! There isn't much thing to do inside, but the palace is very very gorgeous.

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